Karla's primary responsibility is working alongside all Student U departments with family communication and administrative tasks as well as operations.

Karla Fernández

Student U Associate Director of Operations

Karla's Why:

El progreso de cada individuo se puede definir a través de la familia y el apoyo, gran parte eso sirve como motivación y crecimiento que se envuelve en la educación. Yo creo que la educación es el mejor recurso para el éxito. Student U abre las puertas y da esa guia para que los estudiantes puedan sobresalir académicamente y para que los estudiantes puedan rendir su máxima capacidad.

The progress of each individual can be defined through family and support, much of that serves as motivation and growth that is involved in education. I believe that education is the best resource for success. Student U opens the doors and gives that guide so that students can excel academically and so students can reach their full potential. 

Karla outside of Student U:

Yo estoy envuelta en la comunidad, concentrándome más en la comunidad Latinx. Esto me conecta más a mis raíces y me da la oportunidad de servir a las necesidades que la comunidad necesita. Soy mamá de dos varones así que mi vida es una muy activa, nos gusta pasear y hacer cosas nuevas. Yo soy de Puerto Rico y mi esposo es de El Salvador así que nuestra casa es rica culturalmente. 

I am involved in the community, focusing more on the Latinx community. This connects me more to my roots and gives me the opportunity to serve the needs that the community needs. I am a mother of two boys so my life is a very active one, we like to explore and do new things. I am from Puerto Rico and my husband is from El Salvador so our house is culturally rich.

Advice Karla finds valuable:

Believe in yourself. You have the power to accomplish anything that you set your mind to. Push yourself and believe in yourself to be the best you.

Other organizations Karla is involved with:

P.T.A at Southwest Elementary, Seahawk Sustainers Society, A.L.A.S (Asociacion Latina en Acción de Southwest Elementary), and Durham Association of Educators


UPR Aguadilla

Course of study:

Bachillerato en Artes en Educación con Concentración en Inglés con Tecnología de Multimedios.

Student U start date:

August 2019

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